No matter what, I refuse to go ultra bare outdoors. The sun washes out my medium/fair complexion, I’d look dead without color. I’m also not flawless. Beach makeup however does not necessarily have to be like the usual. I’ve turned darker except for the face from too much time spent outside the past 3 weeks So inside my beach vanity bag, I threw in my magical Ben Nye luxury powder to keep my face dry from the elements. Without brow makeup, I’d look horrible under the sun, so MAC Espresso is precious, like if I had to choose one product I can’t live without, it has to be MAC Espresso. I should be given a loyalty award, through thick and thin, I’ve been loyal to this brown eyeshadow used as brow filler even before Estée Lauder acquired MAC.
For some faux sun-kissed glow, I’m glad to have found gentle illuminating powders that reflect light and double as blush and bronzer, depending on how you’d use them. They justify skipping the foundation, tada! In place of plain sunblock, I mixed in a little MeMeMe Angels with Halos Skin Illuminator (it’s tinted) with Let It B WasaB with SPF 30++ BB Cream for overall protection and dewiness; amplified the high planes of the face with Tokidoki Luminosa Powder (also used it on the decolletage); and swirled in Milani Iluminating Face Powder 02 Hermosa Rose on the apples of the cheeks, above the outer brows, and on the jaw area. My lipstick of choice is the über moisturizing Korres Mango Lip Butter with SPF 10 in Natural Pink. My gauge if a product works besides how it’d physically react with my skin is how well it photographs.
Voilà! A foundation free, eye makeup free glow:)
Angels with Halos Celestial Haze looks peachy with pink undertones, but surprisingly goes on natural when applied with BB cream or foundation. It’s blendable and the illumining effect is so soft and subtle, absolutely not anything near a disco ball. Happily, MeMeMe makeup is available at Red Dot. BTW, they have this nice, very user-friendly art felt-tip pen to line the eyes.
It was raining in Ilocos, but we found light in Pagudpud! Sunshine!
At the end of the day, positive glow comes from within.